'Ring in the New Year' with this new Apple Watch Activity Challenge

Apple Watch rings
Apple Watch rings (Image credit: iMore)

What you need to know

  • The ring in the New Year Activity Challenge has started to appear for Apple Watch users.

Apple's new Ring in the New Year Activity Challenge is now live for a ton of people, carrying on what has become an annual tradition for Apple Watch wearers.

The new challenge requires Apple Watch users to close their three rings for seven days in a row during the month of January, with a new badge available to those who do.

Apple Watch Ring In New Year Bage

Apple Watch Ring In New Year Bage (Image credit: iMore)

Ring in the New Year ChallengeStart 2021 off right. This January, earn this award by closing all three rings for seven days in a row.

Apple often runs challenges like this around notable dates, with a new year being one of those that has been offered up before.

Anyone who wants to see the badge for themselves can head into the Fitness app on their iPhone and tap the Awards button to see all available and completed challenges.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.